Author: Shannon McFarland

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Vulnerability Scanning: What It Is and Why Your Business Needs To Do It

Vulnerability Scanning: What It Is and Why Your Business Needs To Do It

Posted on September 1, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

Premium Securicy accounts now include weekly vulnerability scanning reports. If you’re trying to protect the data your business handles, vulnerability scanning is an indispensable tool to ensure your critical ...

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Can You Get SOC 2 Certified In Two Weeks?

Can You Get SOC 2 Certified In Two Weeks?

Posted on March 31, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

If you’re researching how to get a SOC 2 certified and pass your audit, you’ve probably run across a huge range of claims about how long that will take (...

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2020 in Review: Securicy Product Updates

2020 in Review: Securicy Product Updates

Posted on December 22, 2020 - by Shannon McFarland

What a year. Despite 2020 throwing us all some curveballs, our whole team at Securicy was working hard to save you time while boosting your company's security posture. Prospects need assurance ...

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The SOC 2 Audit: How to Get Your Business Ready

The SOC 2 Audit: How to Get Your Business Ready

Posted on October 18, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

If your business is planning to get a SOC 2 audit in the future, it can look like a lot of work and time to get audit-ready. But when you break ...

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What B2B Companies Need to Know About SOC 2 Compliance

What B2B Companies Need to Know About SOC 2 Compliance

Posted on September 22, 2020 - by Shannon McFarland

B2B companies who value SOC 2 compliance show enterprise customers that they are looking to grow and are prepared to close deals. Passing a SOC 2 audit can be a big ...

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HIPAA Compliance Fast Track Released to Help Businesses Serve US Healthcare Organizations

HIPAA Compliance Fast Track Released to Help Businesses Serve US Healthcare Organizations

Posted on May 26, 2020 - by Shannon McFarland

SYDNEY, NS, CANADA - Today Securicy is announcing the HIPAA Compliance Fast Track, a solution to speed up the process for businesses to meet security and privacy requirements for selling ...

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Securicy Releases Free Solution For Building Business Resilience During COVID-19

Securicy Releases Free Solution For Building Business Resilience During COVID-19

Posted on April 8, 2020 - by Shannon McFarland

SYDNEY, NS, CANADA - Today Securicy is announcing a free Business Resilience Solution to help business leaders navigate the extreme uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis. The solution includes policies and ...

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Security Best Practices for Your Windows 10 Computer

Security Best Practices for Your Windows 10 Computer

Posted on May 21, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

Windows 10 comes with tons of great features for your business, including privacy and security tools for hardening your computer. This guide gives you our top tips and best practices for ...

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Our Story: How a Security Questionnaire Changed the Trajectory of a Startup

Our Story: How a Security Questionnaire Changed the Trajectory of a Startup

Posted on September 18, 2019 - by Shannon McFarland

Laird Wilton When the security questionnaire landed in Laird Wilton's inbox, he felt sick to his stomach. He scrolled down the long list of detailed information security questions. His team ...

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How to Encrypt a Hard Drive with BitLocker in Windows 10

How to Encrypt a Hard Drive with BitLocker in Windows 10

Posted on June 10, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

Encryption is key to making sure that your data is protected. It's also an easy best practice to include in your security policies. The encryption process can vary between systems ...

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How to Disable Automatic Login in Windows 10

How to Disable Automatic Login in Windows 10

Posted on June 11, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

When you first set up a new PC with Windows 10, you create a user account which is set by default to log in automatically at startup. This likely isn’t ...

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How to Enable Auto-Updates in Windows 10

How to Enable Auto-Updates in Windows 10

Posted on February 7, 2019 - by Shannon McFarland

Updates in Windows 10 are critical for keeping your systems secured. Cybersecurity specialists send alerts and reminders to businesses and government agencies on a regular basis about installing updates. A flaw ...

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6 Reasons to Update Your Security Policies Right Now

6 Reasons to Update Your Security Policies Right Now

Posted on September 20, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

With frequent data breaches in the news and regulators hammering down on security and privacy issues, many executives and technical leaders are updating their policies and procedures.  We recently ...

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Strong Passwords and 4 Types of Passwords You Should NEVER Use

Strong Passwords and 4 Types of Passwords You Should NEVER Use

Posted on March 1, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

Strong passwords are a good defense against persistent cyber attackers but weak passwords can be the entryway to confidential data and operating systems. While there are so many types of ...

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How To Turn on The Firewall in Windows 10

How To Turn on The Firewall in Windows 10

Posted on February 15, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

You might be required to enable the Windows Firewall by your job. Or disable it to use alternative software based on your company's security policies. In Microsoft Windows 8 and 10, you ...

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How to Disable Remote Access in Windows 10

How to Disable Remote Access in Windows 10

Posted on June 12, 2021 - by Shannon McFarland

Remote access effectively allows you to control everything on your computer as if you were directly connected to it. In Windows 10, you can do this through the Windows Remote Desktop ...

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How to Set Up File Backups in Windows 10

How to Set Up File Backups in Windows 10

Posted on February 13, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

Routine file backups are an essential way to protect against losing any important data on your hard-drive. Windows 10 comes with tools and features that make backing up your data easy. ...

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How to Check for Viruses Using Built-In Tools in Windows 10

How to Check for Viruses Using Built-In Tools in Windows 10

Posted on February 9, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

A Windows 10 virus can infect enough computers to make news headlines, taking down operations for big businesses or even government agencies. Windows 10 is now the most popular operating system in ...

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How to Use a Password Manager

How to Use a Password Manager

Posted on February 5, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

Password managers are great. We all know the struggles of staring at the computer screen trying to remember the password to a login. Thankfully, password management tools exist to save ...

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How Do I Set a Windows Screen Saver Password?

How Do I Set a Windows Screen Saver Password?

Posted on January 18, 2018 - by Shannon McFarland

A password-protected screen saver can protect your computer for those moments when you need to step away for a coffee refill. THIS GUEST BLOG COMES TO US FROM COMPUTER HOPE (...

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